Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'access'

Parliament Says You Have to Pay for an Interpreter!

Parliamentary Tours are usually held each summer, or organised by a constituent's MP, so visitors can see the Commons and Lords debating chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, etc. A question was recently asked in parliament about access: Jacqui Smith...

EHRC Human Rights Inquiry 2009: Launch Inaccessible

Today the EHRC launched the Human Rights Inquiry 2009. Last Friday I got an e mail from the EHRC telling me there would be a webcast this morning: The event will be broadcast live over the Internet giving you the...

Deaf People at a Higher Risk of Heart Disease & Stroke

There's a video report on the BBC website, which explains that doctors have found that deaf people are at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. (BSL/English Interpreted only - no subtitles, sorry. Go and complain to the BBC)....

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen and the Missing Wife

Last weekend was Deaffest at Wolverhampton. Premiered at the event was Charlie Swinbourne's Four Deaf Yorkshiremen and the Missing Wife: The four grumpy old men (no relation to us!) are arguing over the women they've loved and lost. Written and...

Post about iPlayer on Noesis

Earlier I knocked together a post on iPlayer, over at Noesis. If you're interested in iPlayer issues, you might want to read....

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Children, Schools and Families

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Kevin Brennan (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Gareth Thomas (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Innovation, Universities & Skills

Andy Reed is at it again, with his telephone questions: Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Home Office

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres. Liam Byrne (Minister of State, Home Office) The Home...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Department of Works & Pensions

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Anne McGuire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the HM Treasury

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Angela Eagle (Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury) HM Treasury does not provide services...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Department of Health

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Ben Bradshaw (Minister of State, Department of Health) The Department has...

Deaf Rave on TV this week & Deaf FM

Deaf Rave is on television this week, except there's no subtitles. Deaf Rave quotes: Deaf Rave on Current Tv tonight 6.32pm Sky Channel 193 and on repeat through out the week! And also out in the US! Program mainly for...

Number 10 website: subtitling multimedia content?

Several weeks ago I submitted this petition at the Number 10 website: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: 'add subtitles to all multimedia content online produced by Number 10, & respective government departments' Downing Street currently has video...

BBC & accessible online content

If you are interested in forthcoming plans by BBCi to address subtitling and BSL through its website, go here....

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